Why does Firefox make a sound (like a short organ chord) every time there is some activity? This is very annoying.
When Firefox is open (we have 4 browsers to choose from), a sound like someone hitting a chord on an organ comes out whenever a page updates or a button is selected on a site. I find NOTHING about sounds in the settings for Firefox. This noise does not happen when Firefox is off and another browser is open. It does sound when Firefox is the only browser open, as well as when we are using multiple browsers, so it's not a competition attention getter.
So what is it? How can it be stopped without muting all sounds?
Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Firefox Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode that temporarily turns off hardware acceleration, resets some settings, and disables add-ons (extensions and themes).
If Firefox is open, you can restart in Firefox Safe Mode from the Help menu:
- Click the menu button , click Help and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled.
If Firefox is not running, you can start Firefox in Safe Mode as follows:
- On Windows: Hold the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
- On Mac: Hold the option key while starting Firefox.
- On Linux: Quit Firefox, go to your Terminal and run firefox -safe-mode
(you may need to specify the Firefox installation path e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)
When the Firefox Safe Mode window appears, select "Start in Safe Mode".
If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, theme, or hardware acceleration. Please follow the steps in the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article to find the cause.
To exit Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.